Siding refers to any sort of exterior building material that secures to the exterior of a home’s structure. Siding protects against mould, mildew, termites and other creatures that will get into the side of the house. Moisture levels will determine what types of material will protect your home from condensation and other water-based damages. Some popular materials include, vinyl, fiber cement, and aluminum.. Siding can be installed horizontally, vertically or diagonally and comes in all different textures, sizes and colors.
Introduced in the 1950s, Vinyl has become Ottawa Siding Contractors number one choice in siding due to its cost, durability, and appeal with many different choices in color and style. Due to the material Vinyl siding comes in a solid color throughout the panel so it does not chip or flake like paint. Easily maintained it doesn’t not rot or rust, simply rinse off the build-up of dust and dirt to keep it looking new. It is extremely Eco-Friendly, Vanity Roofing Recycles all the previous materials that were removed and brings them to the recycling plant to be reused leaving a minimal carbon footprint.
Dated back to the early 1900s Fiber cement siding used to contain asbestos to add strength and stability. Not until the 1980s they introduced a cellulose reinforced fiber cement product. Two main reasons why people choice Fiber Cement is because it has an eye-catching curb appeal that looks very realistic. Another reason is that if installed correctly keeping out moisture it can last more than fifty years.
Strong and durable, aluminum siding provides long product that protects you against rot and mildew build up. It also has many great insulating properties, and thicker gauge metal many insulate a home even better than some vinyl siding options. This can save you lots of money in the long run. Aluminum siding requires a fresh coat of paint after many years to have keep it looking new. Aluminum siding also does not rust and is 100% waterproof.
The number of siding choices may be overwhelming to homeowners. Our team specializes in siding repair in Ottawa and is here to help you with any questions you have.